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Should you buy a Surface Dock 2 for your Surface Pro X?

The Surface Pro X
The Surface Pro X (Image credit: Windows Central)

Should you buy a Surface Dock 2 for your Surface Pro X?

Best answer: Getting a Surface Dock 2 is a fantastic investment if you want to use your Surface like a PC. Otherwise, it's not worth it.Unlock possibilities: Surface Dock 2 (opens in new tab) ($180 at Microsoft)The future of Surface Pro: Surface Pro X (opens in new tab) (From $850 at Microsoft)Get it from Amazon: Surface Pro X (opens in new tab) (From $850 at Amazon)

Should you get a Surface Dock 2?

Whether or not you should get a Surface Dock 2 for your Surface Pro X wholly depends on whether or not you plan on using it like a PC. If you don't think you'll be using the device at a desk consistently, a dock won't be that useful. However, if you expect you'll be in that position, the Surface Dock 2 will likely be incredibly beneficial for you. Featuring four USB-C 3.2 ports, dual USB-A 3.2 ports, and slots for both ethernet and audio, the Surface Dock 2 is a powerhouse that will allow you to transform your Surface Pro X into a peripheral-supported PC easily. Also, the two USB-C ports on the dock's rear can be used to project your Surface's screen onto up to two 4K 60Hz monitors. Lastly, the other USB ports support up to 15W of charging power and 10Gbps of data transferring. Without a doubt, the Surface Dock 2 is perfect for folks who want to turn Surface devices like the Surface Pro X into workstations.

Why get a Surface Pro X?

Surface Pro X back

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The Surface Pro X is one of the most exciting devices Microsoft has ever made. It's got an incredible 13-inch 2880x1920 display, Microsoft's brand new SQ1 processor, and it can be configured with up to 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage, too. On top of this, it has LTE connectivity, two USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 ports, and compatibility with Windows Hello, which is super convenient. Finally, the device is the most compact Surface Pro ever designed, coming in at just 1.68 pounds and featuring a slim, sleek profile that mobile users will love. With how well the device balances power, size, and ease-of-use, it's easy to see why the Surface Pro X is such an exciting product for Surface fans.

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.